Spring football feels as if it lasted literally 30 seconds. Were you pleased with the way your team performed? We have five months until the next football season kicks off. What will you do in the meantime?
The Alabama Crimson Tide’s A-Day spring scrimmage football game was cluttered with circulating drama surrounding the quarterback situation. With Jalen Hurts’ father releasing his shocking statement and the announcement of Tua Tagovailoa’s younger brother, Taulia Tagovailoa, committing to the Tide as a quarterback, all eyes were on Jalen Hurts. He didn’t perform as well at the A-Day game. What will be Hurts’ next move if he doesn’t win the starting quarterback position? Would Coach Lane Kiffin have a spot for him at Florida Atlantic?
Quarterback Mac Jones showed fans on Saturday that his name should be in the quarterback conversation. With Tua Tagovailoa missing the game, it was time for Jones to show the coaches what he is capable of. He completed 23 of his 35 passes, while Hurts struggled going for 19 of his 37 passes. Jones ended the game with one interception and two touchdowns, which was good enough to win the MVP award.
The defense, on the other hand, was not slacking in the slightest. Even though the Crimson Tide has many holes to fill, especially within the secondary, it manages to hold its own. The world knows the Tide’s struggles with special teams; the players’ kicking game always fails them. Redshirt freshman kicker Joseph Bulovas made five of his seven field goal attempts. Consistency is all the Tide needs when it comes to the kicking game.
At the spring wrap-up dinner, the White Team were served beans and franks as a result to their lost against the Crimson Team. The Crimson Team enjoyed 12oz. ribeyes with beer-battered, crispy onion straws, salads, baked potatoes, and cheesecakes.
The Crimson Tide were rewarded with their championship rings on Monday. Veteran redshirt line backer Christian Miller showed off his flashy collection of right with now a total of seven. Wide receiver Mac Hereford threw some shade at The University of Central Florida by tagging their team to his Twitter post about his new championship rings.
The 2018 NFL Draft starts tonight and will take place in the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Alabama leads the way with 22 players declaring for the draft. Everyone has their own opinion about who the first round picks will be. Defensive player Minkah Fitzpatrick is predicted to be the first person picked from the SEC. Watch the 2018 NFL Draft tonight at 7 p.m. CT on ABC, FOX, and ESPN.